UK-based ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd has acquired the ingredient business of US wholesaler Earth Circle Organics LLC
Neil Hammill, Commercial Director
Following the acquisition, Earth Circle Organics’ raw and organic superfood ingredient business will merge with the US arm of Cambridge Commodities to create a new division, operating as Earth Circle Ingredients.
The deal will provide Earth Circle Ingredients with access to Cambridge Commodities’ approved supplier base for more than 2500 nutritional ingredients, its new product development expertise and its technical teams.
This will allow Earth Circle Ingredients to expand its stock holding from raw and organic superfoods to include vegan and dairy proteins, natural extracts, and fruit and vegetable powders.
Neil Hammill, Commercial Director of the Cambridge Commodities Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome the talented team at Earth Circle into the Cambridge Commodities family."
"This venture brings a solid infrastructure to our business operations in the States. Under the Earth Circle Ingredients brand, we look forward to supplying customers with quality nutritional ingredients and healthier innovation to support wellbeing in the US and rest of the world.”
Earth Circle Ingredients’ head office will be in Northern California with warehousing facilities on the East and West coasts.
CEO at Earth Circle Ingredients, Keith Bearden, who brings more than 20 years of experience in food and beverage to the company, said: “Using Cambridge Commodities’ approved supply chain, we are increasing our stock lines, which means that we can provide exciting ingredients, great quality and product innovation to our customers.”
Cambridge Commodities is celebrating its 20th year of supplying quality nutritional ingredients to the sports nutrition, health and well-being, nutraceutical and animal nutrition industries in the US and Europe.
In recent years, the company has been recognised for its rapid European sales growth, ranking in the HSBC Sunday Times International Track 200 for the fourth consecutive year in 2018.
During this period, Cambridge Commodities has seen a 36.4% rise in annual turnover from $35 million in 2014 to $55 million in 2018.